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Hutten Family Farm Newsletter for Sunday Oct 17, 2010

     It seems like there is light at the end of the tunnel. We now have the majority of apple varieties picked and in the cold storage. We are still picking golden russets, jonagold, ida red, red and golden delicious, gloucester, mutsu, and fuji apples which should be completed over the next two weeks. This will be followed by picking up the drop apples which we hope to finish before the snow arrives. Many of the winter Asian radishes are either already picked or will be very shortly. The last crops that we harvest outside include leeks, kale, collards, salsify, and winter storage cabbages. These cold tolerant vegetables will not be completed until early December.
     We had a very heavy frost this past week(-2). This frost basically killed off the tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, cucumbers, zucchini, and beans. Most of the other vegetables are thriving and will continue to grow for some time yet. Some vegetables actually benefit from the cold weather. Broccoli, cauliflower, and spinach are much nicer now than they were in August.
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     The boxes this week will include spinach, leeks, carrots, sno-peas, apples, pears, and lots more. 

golden delicious

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